Hello Hanoi- 10 Top Tips

1. Head to the night markets

on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday Night on the Old Quarter- they are open 8pm-11pm and you will find the best shopping here! You can even get a Caricature drawn of yourself!

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2. Eat the street food

it will amaze you with deliciousness!!!!!!! ‘Pho’ and ‘Bum Cha’ are both amazing and you will literally find them on every single street.

3. Have a Beer with the locals

Hanoi brews its own beer call ‘Bia Hanoi’, it’s amazing! Plus its about 25c per can! The best way is to pull up a stool at any spot you see a ‘Bia Hoi’ sign- this is a locals beer bar.

4. The coffee will delight you

It is sweet, but rich and has a caramel tinge- try it on ice or with sweetened condensed milk. You definiftly feel the French influence here!

5. Halong Bay is a MUST

Do not miss the opportunity to see a wonder of the world for as little as $50!!!!

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6. Go out to dinner to my all time favourite Vietnamese restaurant

 Com Viet Restaurant- Ba Dinh, Hanoi. Try this ridiculously gorgeous rainforest inspired eatery for some fine dining (that will cost you around $20 each!) Get your hotel to call and reserve a table on the second floor for you-amazing little hideout!

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7. Go Temple and Pagoda exploring

Make sure you are wearing clothes that cover your shoulders and knees- then go and take in a thousand years if local history as you make your way through the stunning architecture of local worshipping places

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8. Get on a Swan Paddle Boat and float across the West Lake!

The West Lake is huge and for just US $3 you can explore the 17km’s of lake by paddle boat! Such a fun little adventure to do on a warm day

9. Tam Coc (three caves, also called the Halong bay on land)

is a short day trip and a great way to see the countryside and some stunning caves if our out can’t head out to Halong Bay!

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10. Take a stroll around Hoam Kiem Lake

in the middle of Hanoi, it takes about an hour and is scenic peaceful and full of life!

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One Reply to “Hello Hanoi- 10 Top Tips”

  1. Have been waiting for your Vietnam posts 🙂 have noted down all these tips in my planning thanks!
    Definitely going to check out Com Viet Restaurant,
    xx

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